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al-Balad (The City, This Countryside)
as rendered by Sayyid Qutb (transcription in progress)
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Sayyid Qutb rendition of Surah The City, This Countryside(al-Balad)
90:1 I swear by this city,
90:2 this city in which you are a dweller,
90:3 by parent and offspring:
90:4 indeed, We have created man in affliction.
90:5 Does he think that no one has power over him?
90:6 He says: 'I have spent abundant wealth.'
90:7 Does he think that none observes him?
90:8 Have We not given him two eyes,
90:9 a tongue, and two lips,
90:10 and shown him the two paths?
90:11 Yet he would not scale the Ascent.
90:12 Would that you knew what the Ascent is.
90:13 It is the freeing of a slave,
90:14 or the feeding, on a day of famine,
90:15 of an orphaned near of kin,
90:16 or a needy man in distress,
90:17 and to be of those who believe and enjoin on one another to be patient in adversity, and enjoin mercy on one another.
90:18 Those who do this shall be on the right hand.
90:19 And those who deny Our revelations shall bon the left hand,
90:20 with fire closing in upon them.


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